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Cloud erp software ibnWhy Do Cloud ERP Software Customers Choose SAP Business One?

If you are in the market for ERP software or considering cloud ERP software, you will quickly find in your research that there are many options available.  One dominant brand that you may come across is SAP.  You may know SAP as the market leading solution for large companies with hundreds of users. However, did you know that SAP has a solution for small and midsized companies like you?  SAP Business One, is an affordable cloud-based ERP software solution tailored for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Now you have the opportunity to leverage the expertise that is designed for large companies, on a smaller scale for your business at an affordable price.

There are 45,000 customers already using Business One, so you can be assured that they have based any future development and upgrades on customer feedback, research, functionality and fit. A recent article by Mint Jutras delves into the reasons that SAP Business One is the solution to beat for small and midsized businesses. The following is our summary version of the 8-page article.

Cloud ERP Software: 6 Reasons Why Customers Choose SAP Business One

  1. Ease of Use: Small and Midsize businesses will tend to run very lean and therefore, want a solution with intuitive navigation, easy application of functions, and the ability to leverage the application to improve business processes.
  2. Strong Ecosystem: SAP best practices are designed into Business One, and SAP has developed a network of partners (+700) that provide product to support a myriad of expanded functionalities (+500) such as manufacturing processes.
  3. Investment Levels: SAP continues to develop products and functionality at the company level that are then integrated and made available in SAP Business One. There are few, if any, ERP development budgets that can rival this investment. The latest example to be rolled out is the HANA environment. No other ERP solution offers such a dynamic analytics solution for SMBs.
  4. Development Platform: Although the SMB has the ability to configure Business One as well as to employ the software development kit, most additional functionality is usually sourced to an SAP partner to deliver the desired customization. As stated in number 2 above, this is the platform upon which more than 500 extended functions have been created. There is no shortage of available development partners and existing solutions to create a “flexible and complete solution.”
  5. A Solution for Growing Businesses: This point deserves a critical look when comparing ERP solutions. Typically, Business One supports 100 users with an average of 52% of employees having access to the ERP system. This percentage of use should leave room for substantial growth. Additionally, the HANA environment allows for enhanced performance and scalability. SAP Business One is also being used in 150 countries supporting 27 languages.
  6. Software as a Service (SaaS): Business One is offered in the Cloud or on premise. Prudent research into the benefits of each delivery methodology is important before moving forward. With SAP Business One, you can choose on premise delivery while maintaining the capability to migrate to the cloud without buying a new ERP solution in the future.

I-Business Network (I-BN) offers SAP Business One on premise or Cloud ERP software backed by a network of partners that offer “best of breed” tested solutions for Business One extensions. As a hosting provider and a software reseller, I-BN has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the stages of choosing and implementing your solution. For more information, please contact us at 678-627-0646.

I-Business Network (I-BN) is an ERP software and cloud solutions provider since 1999. Established by professionals in the accounting and software industry, I-BN has provided cloud hosting and business solutions including industry-specific solutions for distribution, light manufacturing and professional services. I-BN specializes in sales, implementation and cloud hosting for ERP software. We have deep experience and knowledge of Sage 100 ERP and SAP Business One software and understand its unique requirements and the support that you will need. Our national network of business software solution providers enables us to provide a local presence for training, implementation and support.

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Another version of this blog was previously posted on the I-BN Blog website – SAP Business One Emerges as the SMB ERP Solution to Beat

For additional reading on cloud ERP software here are some additional blogs on the topic:  Cloud ERP Software 6 Reasons to Choose SAP Business One Cloud

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